The annual Stick it to Cancer hockey tournament, set for April 12-14 at the Schwan Super Rink at the National Sports Center, will draw both youth and adult female teams to play for a championship, but more importantly, to raise funds to fight breast cancer.
“At most tournaments the goal is to win a championship,” said tournament director Kathy Brodzinski. “And that’s important at Stick-it to Cancer for sure. But our teams never lose sight of the greater purpose -- the mission of fighting breast cancer. I think that makes winning a championship even more meaningful.”
Last year's Stick-it to Cancer tournament raised $61,009 to make this donation to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.
Over the two decades the tournament has been held and a total of $870,732 has been donated to breast cancer research. For most of those years, the beneficiary has been the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, and this year’s donation will go to the same organization. Last year’s donation total was $61,009.
“It’s rewarding to see people come together for a cause,” said Brodzinski. “They’re still playing a competitive sport, but the most important aspect isn’t winning the game, it’s helping people raise money, and also to honor people affected by cancer, both those we have lost and those who are survivors.”
Everyone can join the donation team. Click here to make an easy online donation on the Stick-it website. And then come out April 12-14 and watch some great players skating for a cause.
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